Inspired by actual events.
Taron Egerton and Paul Walter Hauser star in the limited thriller series Black Bird.
When high school football hero and decorated policeman’s son Jimmy Keene (Egerton) is sentenced to 10 years in a minimum-security prison, he is given the choice of a lifetime — enter a maximum-security prison for the criminally insane and befriend suspected serial killer Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser), or stay where he is and serve his full sentence with no possibility of parole.
Keene quickly realizes his only way out is to elicit a confession and find out where the bodies of several young girls are buried before Hall’s appeal goes through. But is this suspected killer telling the truth? Or is it just another tale from a serial liar? This dramatic and captivating story subverts the crime genre by enlisting the help of the very people put behind bars to solve its mysteries.
Completing this mission becomes the challenge of a lifetime.
Also stars Sepideh Moafi, Greg Kinnear, and the late, great Ray Liotta.
Black Bird arrives July 8 on Apple TV+.